Why Do I Love Millie?

by Betty J. Bennett PhD & Illustrated by Ed Gamble



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/16/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480856752
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480856769
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480856745

About the Book

More than three million students are bullied each year, and many of the boys and girls won’t talk about their experiences. Unfortunately, bully victims are more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Bullying and its affects can’t be ignored.


Why Do I Love Millie? tackles this tough subject in an easy-to-understand way. A young girl, Helen, finds help where she least expects it in coping with the mean girls at school. Even though her dog, Millie, can’t talk or do people things, Helen finds comfort in Millie’s supportive companionship and unconditional love. Sometimes, just having someone to listen quietly while we talk about life helps us figure things out.


This picture book for children shares the story of Helen and how she learns Millie is a loving and perceptive friend who brings her calm and understanding.

About the Author

BETTY J. BENNETT, PhD, is retired after more than thirty years as a middle and high school teacher, administrator, and professor of education. She is a certified karate instructor who has instructed within her elementary school karate curriculum (grades k-5) lessons on antibullying, character education, and gross motor skills. She has made multiple presentations nationally and internationally on classroom management and bullying. Betty is a certified canine massage therapist. Dr. Bennett’s passion from personal experience with bullying is evident in her message. She lives in Saint Johns, Florida.


ED GAMBLE is a nationally syndicated cartoonist for King Features of New York City. He was the editorial cartoonist for The Florida Times-Union (1980-2010) and The Nashville Banner (1972-1980). His work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines across America and overseas in France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Japan, and more. His cartoons are displayed in Presidential museums of Ford, Carter, Bush and Reagan. Ed and his wife, Saundra, live in Jacksonville, Florida.